As a reader, I tend to read different genres and even nonfiction. Sometimes I go on a streak of reading books by one author, but with my Kindle so full of books, that’s happening less often now. Plus, I’m busy writing my own books.
Soon, I’ll be publishing two Love & Murder books, about four weeks apart. The plots and characters are completely different, and so are the ages of the main characters. The first book has a hero and heroine in their late twenties and early thirties. The main couple in the second book is in their fifties. In most romantic suspense and contemporary romance books, the couples tend to be younger, but the need to love and be loved doesn’t stop as we age. And even if we don’t need to love – or even want to love – sometimes love happens anyway.
The movie, The Intern, with Robert De Niro, Anne Hathaway, and Rene Russo has been playing on HBO recently. In a subplot, De Niro’s character, a widower, is dating Renee Russo. Their romance feels like an afterthought in the movie, but I enjoyed seeing them getting together. I’m pretty sure that other people watching it feel the same way.
Here’s an early scene with De Niro and Russo. Let me know how you feel about reading a romance with an older couple.